Regardless of what one thinks of RT America, and people have every right to criticize their coverage, the DOJ’s decision to force them to register under FARA threatens press freedom.
The DOJ is turning political expression into conspiracy and free assembly into a crime. They are using a shocking legal theory: if you attend a march where other individuals engage in vandalism you are collectively liable for their acts and should face decades in prison. Ditto if you’re a journalist who is merely covering the event
This tragedy should not be used to further erode civil liberties nor should it be used to incite racial and religious prejudice.
Starting on Wednesday October 25, the Defending Rights & Dissent website came under a suspected Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack when thousands of bots invaded the site. The relentless attack lasted five days and overcame our escalating defenses to shut down the site several times.
A recently leaked FBI Intelligence Assessment distributed over the summer is evidence that the FBI remains mired in racism and suspicious of dissent.
While we take no position on what US foreign policy should be, we support Congressional efforts to reclaim their constitutional war powers that have for far too long been usurped by the executive branch.
New, previously undisclosed records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the DC Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (DC NLG) and Defending Rights & Dissent (DRAD) details the types, quantities, manufacturers and costs of munitions used against protesters on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017.
Regardless of what one thinks of the explanations and counter-explanations proffered over the decades about the JFK assassination, attempts to foil government transparency are contemptible.
Defending Right & Dissent recently took action against affronts to the right to boycott in Maryland and Texas.
After months of dodging the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Jeff Sessions elected to finally stop by for an oversight hearing on Wednesday. For those concerned with what impact Jeff Sessions as Attorney General would have on civil liberties, there was little to alleviate those concerns during this week’s oversight hearing.